Blame Republicans for Failure of No Child Left Behind

Posted November 28, 2006 by Randy Shaw

The New York Times Sunday Magazine on November 26 featured a cover story and lengthy article to examining why America’s low-income children are poorly educated. Paul Tough’s “What It Will Really Take to Close The Education Gap” sought to explain
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Obama Makes Moves Toward 2008 Run

Posted November 28, 2006 by Randy Shaw

I wrote last week that Illinois Senator Barack Obama would have his best chance of winning the presidency in 2008. Since that time, Obama has proposed withdrawing troops from Iraq within 4-6 months, a stance likely to win him support
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New Congress Must Support Higher Education

Posted November 28, 2006 by Peter Lauterborn

If Democrats want to make good on their commitment to saving the middle class and protecting the poor, it will have to start by supporting all of their young people who have the academic ability, but not the financial flexibility,
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Beyond Chron Needs Oakland Correspondent

Beyond Chron Needs Oakland Correspondent

Posted November 28, 2006 by

Beyond Chron is looking for a staff writer to cover Oakland City politics on a regular basis, preferably weekly. Journalism background a plus. Activist background and close relationship with progressive activists in Oakland a definite plus. Please send two writing
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Rizzo Wins College Board Race

Posted November 28, 2006 by Paul Hogarth

The last contested election in San Francisco came to an end this afternoon with Sierra Club activist John Rizzo winning a seat on the Community College Board. With virtually all the provisional ballots counted, Rizzo is now 292 votes ahead
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Mayor Newsom’s Unfinished Agenda

Posted November 27, 2006 by Randy Shaw

As San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom heads into his re-election year, many of his top priorities remain unfulfilled. The San Francisco Chronicle is focusing so intently on the Mayor’s social life that it is easy to forget that Newsom had
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